Research Professor

Daleen van der Merwe

Started studies in Food Science at the University of the Free State and obtained PhD in Food Science at the same university under supervision of Prof Gary Osthoff. Started career as head of quality laboratory of the Crop Science division of the Agricultural Research Council – Grain Crops Institute (ARC-GCI. In 2005 was appointed at the Subject Group Consumer Sciences at the North-West University focussing on consumer behaviour research. Since 2008 appointed as the research coordinator of this group.

Vera Roos

Vera Roos has been a senior research professor in the Africa Unit for Transdisciplinary Health Research (AUTHeR) at the North-West University’s Potchefstroom Campus since 2013. Vera is a social gerontologist, trained as a clinical psychologist, and has a background in community psychology. She focuses on relational and collective well-being of older people and communities in relation to contextual realities by eliciting strengths and competencies.

Linda Theron

Linda Theron is respected for resilience-focused research that has contributed a more profound understanding of why some South African children and young people do well in life, despite the odds being stacked against them.

Andrew Manson

I am a Research Professor in the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, North-West University, Mafikeng Campus. I was a former professor of History and Dean in the  Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, Mafikeng Campus.

Erhabor Sunday Idemudia

Erhabor Sunday Idemudia is a full professor of research (Social Science Cluster) at the School of Research and Postgraduate Studies, HSS, Mafikeng Campus. His research interests span through four focus areas: the application of clinical issues (psychopathology, mental health, wellbeing and therapeutic interventions) in prisons, African migrants, refugees and other vulnerable populations; gender studies and developing African-oriented intervention methods with the understanding of illness attributions based on cultural knowledge in Africa.

Jamshid Moori

I have produced more than 150 original papers and conference articles during the period 1975--2014. During this period I also supervised various honours projects and produced 23 post graduate students (6 PGDiploma, 9 MSc and 8 PhD). Currently I am supervising 3 PhD, and 2 post-doctoral students.

Klaus Kellner

Prof Klaus Kellner was born on 27 April 1957 in Okahandja, Namibia. He is a re-elected C2 NRF rated scientists till 2016. His expertises lie in vegetation dynamics with the emphasis on SLM technologies, impacts on desertification, land degradation and drought (DLDD) and the restoration of degraded rangelands, mostly in arid- and semi-arid systems, as well as industrial damaged sites.

Henk Bouwman

My research career started in 1980 on earthworms and dioxin (BSc Hons), earthworms and carbofuran (MSc), followed by DDT in human breast milk and blood in KwaZulu-Natal (PhD).

I focus on ecotoxicology applied to various biological systems: mainly earthworms, fish, humans, birds and recently crocodiles, and I also work on bird ecology and ethnobiology.

Lourens Marthinus du Plessis

Presently:  Research Professor in the Faculty of Law, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa and formerly professor of Public Law, University of Stellenbosch.  Founding director University of Stellenbosch/University of the Western Cape Research Unit for Legal and Constitutional Interpretation.

He was also Professor in and Head of the Department of Jurisprudence at the North-West University and professor extraordinaire of Comparative and Public International Law at the University of the Western Cape.

Sias Hamman

Sias Hamman, BPharm, MSc, PhD (NWU) is a research professor in the Unit for Drug Research and Development at the NWU. His research focuses on functional excipients from natural origin to optimise drug delivery.

Alta Schutte

Alta (Aletta E) Schutte is Professor of Physiology and funded by the Department of Science and Technology as the South African Research Chair (SARChI) in the Early Detection and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in South Africa - hosted by the Hypertension in Africa Research Team (HART) at the North-West University (NWU). She is also the Unit Director of Medical Research Council Extramural Unit for Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease.


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